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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 1953

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE FIVE

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Katzenmeyer Pessimistic
About Golf Title Chance

Fordson Wins State Hoop

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By DICK LEWIS
Ask Bert Katzenmeyer and he'll
tell you that Wisconsin, Purdue
and Ohio State are the teams to
beat for the Western Conference
golf title.
But ask Katzenmeyer about the
chances of the Michigan squad and
all you'll get is a pessimistic smile
from the genial mentor, who
frankly admits that the Wolver-
ines "are 30 or 40 strokes off the
leaders as things stand now."
THEN ASK someone who knows
just how successful Katzenmeyer
has been in six years at the Maize
fi and Blue helm and you'll realize
that Michigan has the leadership
necessary to maintain its virtual
domination of the Big Ten links
scene.
Katzenmeyer took over the
Wolverine coaching job as a rel-
ative youngster in 1947, and
since that time he has piloted
his charges to three conference
crowns and two individual
championships.
The topoff was a lop-sided vic-
tory in the league meet at Cham-
paign last spring and a second
place finish to powerful North
Texas State in the National Tour-
ney at Purdue.
* * *
THIS WAS the climax to a links
career that began when Old Man
Katzenmeyer got young Bert in-
terested in the golfing game way
back in the flapper days of 1924.
Within a few years, young
Bert sparked the Ann Arbor
High School team and then
went on to captain Alma College
to an MIAA championship in
the late thirties.
After that Katzenmeyer spent
most of his time as a teaching pro
before returning to his native Ann
Arbor to replace retiring mentor
Bill Barclay.
** *
FIRST TIME out of the start-
ing gate, Katzenmeyer went all
the way to cop the league title
in Purdue's back yard. He also
coached Ed Schalon to a tie for
the individual loop laurels, and
Dave Barclay to the 1947 national
championship.
On the heels of a fourth place
finish in 1948, Michigan came
back in 1949 to again annex the
Big Nine nonors as Schalon
again tied for the individual
title. ,
NHL HOCKEY
Boston 2, Montreal 1
Toronto 5, New York 0

This gave Katzenmeyer an en-
viable two for three record, but
graduation took a big tool that
season and the Maize and Blue
coach had to rebuild.
* * *
IT TOOK three more years, but
Michigan's veteran-studded 1952
outfit finally copped the cham-
pionship, as an unsung sophomore
named Russ Johnson finished just
one stroke away from the leader
in the individual race.
Thec9-5 slate racked up in 1952
dual competition gave Katzen-
meyer teams an overall .55-27-2
record, or better than two wins
out of every three matches.
Not bad for a guy who is al-
ways worrying about the other
fellow while the other fellow casts
envious glances to the always
prominent, powerful and pleasing
Katzenmeyer aggregates.

EAST LANSING - (R) - Rug-
ged, unawed Dearborn Fordson,
sparked by Dick Skruch's 21 points,
stunned previously unbeaten Lan-
sing Sexton tonight to win its first
class A title as the State High
School Basketball Tournament
cameeto a pulsating climax at Jen-
ison Field House.
The score was 53-47.
* * * -
THE WILD class A final had the
crowd of 12,204 in an uproar from
start to finish as Sexton went
down to defeat after 20 straight
victories.
But this was only one thrill of
many for the combined throng
of 21,884 which saw these re-

sults in the afternoon-evening
hoop carnival.
Unheralded St. Joheph, which
had a mediocre 8-7 season record,
cut down Ludington's tall Orioles,
60-51, to win the Class B title.
SAGINAW St. Mary nipped Mus-
kegon St. Mary, 59-57, to capture
the Class C crown.
And Muskegon St. Joseph
routed previously undefeated De-
troit All Saints, 58-51, in an,
overtime session to take the
Class D championship.
In winning its first Class A
crown, Fordson knew it was in a
battle all the way. But the Trac-

tors of Coach Jim Vanderhull
threw Sexton off balance at the
start and the big Reds never were
able to right themselves complete-
ly.
* * *
THIS HAVING to come from
behind was a new thing for Sexton
and the Lansing school just didn't
have the steam to overcome Ford-
son.
The winners, led by Skruch,
took a slim 25-23 halftime lead
and then, in the second ses-
session, slowly but surely built
their advantage until it reached
40-33.
Sexton, fighting hard to win its

third title, then staged its final
bid and sliced the Fordson margin
to three points-46-43.
* * *
BUT THEN Skruch went into
action. The speedy forward ripped
in two, twisting, driving layups
and that just about ended things.
It was no fault of Klewicki or
John Strolle that Sexton failed.
Klewicki, a five-foot-seven ball of
fire, and Strolle, a dead-eye one-
hand artist, each scored 17 points.
Skruch's 21 points were high
for Fordson, but not to be over-
looked was the rebounding of
Greenleaf, who played like a de-
mon off the backboards.

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ENGINEERINMG
GRADUATES

BERT KATZENMEYER--Wolverine golf coach anticipates a poor
season for his conference champion link squad.

TIGERS RAINED OUT:
Dodgers Beat Boston in Exhibition Tilt

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MIAMI, Fla.-With Jackie Rob-
inson playing first base, the Dodg-
ers battered the Boston Red Sox,
8-4, here today.
THE BROOKS leaped on Maury
McDermott for four runs on as
many hits including doubles by
Junior Gilliam and Bobby Mor-
gan in the first.
Russ Meyer blanked the Amer-
ican leaguers until the fifth
when they tallied one unearned
run. They tied the score in the
sixth, Meyer allowing six hits
in as many frames.
Manager Charlie Dressen said
that Robinson, whose assignment
to third has created quite a contro-
versy, played first today only be-
cause Gil Hodges hurt his rightj
hand.
WHITE SOX 5, CUBS 1
LOS ANGELES-The Chicago
White Sox moved ahead in their
exhibition series with the Chicago
Cubs today, winning 5-1 as Saul
Rogovin and Gene Bearden allow-
ed only four hits.
* * *
THE VICTORY was the fourth
for the Sox in seven spring games
with the Cubs.
Rogovin pitched seven innings.
Bill Serena's fifth home run of
the training season, in the sec-
ond inning, was the only damage
inflicted against him.

GIANTS 12, SEALS 0
SAN FRANCISCO-The New
York Giants snapped a four-game
losing streak by walloping the San
Francisco Seals, 12-0, before a
crowd of 3,500 in Seals Stadium
here today.
THE GIANTS pounded out 17
hits, with Monte Irvin, Don Muel-
ler and Sal Yvars clouting home
runs.
Sal Maglie and southpaw Dave
Koslo, combined to shut out uhe
Seals. Each allowed three hits,
Maglie pitching the first five inn-
ings and Koslo finishing up.
SOLONS 7, INDIANS 3
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The
Sacramento Solons endured five
scoreless innings at the handsof
righthander Early Wynn today,
then blasted two of the Cleveland
Indians second string pitchers for
a 7-3 exhibition victory.
* *I *
CLEVELAND'S scoring started
in the third inning when Larry
Doby pounded a triple which scor-
ed Doug Hansen, who had singled.
Jim Lemon homered in the fourth
for the second counter. Four
straight walks issued by Rogers
Osenbaugh gave Cleveland its final
run in the ninth.

STARS 6, BROWNS 5
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-Erv Du-
sak put down a ninth-inning up-
rising by the St. Louis Browns as
the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific
Coast League squeezed through to
a 6-5 decision in an exhibition
contest here today.
* * *
HELD IN CHECK by Pinky
Woods and George O'Donnell
through most of the game, the
Browns scored three times in the
ninth before Dusak came in with
two out in the ninth to put out
the fire.
TIGERS
CLEARWATER, Fla.-A torren-
tial rainstorm today did what a
National League team hasn't been
able to do this season-stop the
Detroit Tigers.
DRIVEN BY A howling 50-mile
wind, the storm forced cancella-
tion of the Tigers' exhibition game
with the Philadelphia Phillies of
the National League.
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